by Brent Dirks
June 23, 2014
The official iPhone and iPad app for Twitter has just been updated with a notable improvement. Starting with version 6.8, users can now upload animated GIFs and view them in their home timeline. So be prepared for an increase of animated madness, like this. Twitter also announced a few improvements for the World Cup soccer tournament, which is continuing in Brazil:
• The World Cup Timeline is where all the action happens. In addition to Tweets from your network, you will see relevant Tweets from teams, players, coaches, press, venues, and celebs. • Are you watching the match? Follow it on Twitter and take a peek behind the scenes. See Tweets about the match from teams, players, coaches, press, venues, and celebs from inside and outside the stadium. • Put the # symbol in front of your favorite team's country code to create a hash flag.A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Twitter can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. As we noted recently, Twitter is also testing out a new feature in its iOS app. It would allow users to embed other tweets inside their own tweets. There’s still no word when or if that functionality will be officially supported by the app. For other recent app news, see: Facebook Pages Manager Update Brings A New Look And More, FTL: Faster Than Light Gets Its First Ever Price Drop, and Tencent Updates WeChat With Snapchat-esque Feature For Recalling Messages.